Media Inquiries

When it comes to legal sports betting and gambling in ArizonaPlayAZ boasts some of the leading experts and industry veterans who have served as sources for a variety of print, television and online media outlets.

The Arizona-focused arm of the Play brand, PlayAZ is led by a team of analysts that includes Dustin Gouker and Eric Ramsey, each of whom has also contributed to national industry panel discussions and white papers relating to legal sports betting and gambling over the years.

Specific to Arizona, PlayAZ also features senior writer and site runner Grant Lucas and lead writer CJ Pierre. These two serve as the leading experts when it comes to regulated wagering and gaming in the Grand Canyon State.

Altogether, the PlayAZ team stands as the go-to source for industry analysis and expertise, and any one of them is available for quotes, interviews, appearances and opinions regarding legalized sports betting and gambling in Arizona.

For press inquires, please email [email protected], and our media relations team will put you in touch with one of our experts to help strengthen your project.

Why contact PlayAZ?

Professional reliability

At PlayAZ, our mission is to report on legalized sports betting and gambling in Arizona while also entertaining and educating readers. Similarly, the PlayAZ team also brings those values to any media outlet looking to add credible authority to the topic. Our writers and analysts are frequently made available to contribute to projects looking to educate audiences, whether through market analysis, interviews or quotes.

Expert insight

Time and again, the Play brand of sites has emerged as the go-to source for expertise regarding the expansion of legal sports betting and gambling across the country. It is no different with PlayAZ. Composed of veteran reporters, knowledgeable industry insiders and crack analysts, PlayAZ not only informs audiences of the industry but also adds value to any project looking to educate readers, listeners and viewers.

Market analysis

From top to bottom, the PlayAZ team boasts some of the most veteran and knowledgeable experts, analysts and reporters when it comes to legal sports betting and gambling in Arizona. That doesn’t just come from knowing the industry. It comes from understanding it. Our team features individuals who have contributed to national panel discussions, white papers and market analysis. It’s not just about speaking with authority; PlayAZ also breaks down any topic to help paint a clearer picture.

Press Mentions

KVOA Tucson / Sept. 29, 2021 (Denelle Confair) – Arizona ranks top 5 in betting transactions first day of NFL season

“Arizona, particularly in that first week, made up 10 percent of all sports betting that was made in NFL games,” CJ Pierre, Play AZ said. “That first week of legalized betting, which was the NFL’s week two. So that’s a pretty big deal and Arizona was a top 5 sports betting market that week.”

Arizona Daily Star / Sept. 14, 2021 (Tim Steller) – Tim Steller’s opinion: Sports betting unlikely to make much tax money for Arizona

Arizona’s tax rates are somewhat low compared to other states with sports betting. Pennsylvania is a strong outlier, with a 36% tax rate, which has not affected total bets as much as feared, said Zack Hall, a spokesman for Play USA Network.

ABC15 Arizona / Aug. 27, 2021 (Ashley Paredez) – Fantasy sports betting to go live in Arizona Saturday

“You can sign up for free and then you can just go ahead and start looking at games, looking at lineups, seeing how you want to play. There’s different options, whether it’s picking players from a specific game or picking players that have games in a certain time slot,” says C.J. Pierre, lead writer, PlayAZ.com.